Over the past 30 years, Hong Kong people have shown their generosity by donating or participating in “Operation Santa Claus”, one of Hong Kong's biggest annual fundraising campaigns jointly organised by RTHK Radio 3 and SCMP. The theme for this year is “Changing Lives for Good”. The fundraising campaign, held over the last two months, demonstrated the notable concern and support of the public towards those in need. A total raised of HK$15,154,186 was revealed at the closing ceremony on 16 January by officiating guests, Director of Broadcasting LEUNG Ka-wing, Chief Executive Officer of South China Morning Post Gary LIU and OSC 2017 Ambassador Gin LEE, and representatives of donors and beneficiaries.
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On today's 123 Show with Noreen Mir we're joined by Jeff Rotmeyer, the founder of a local charity called Impact HK which aims to generate support for homeless people. Jeff is also the founder of the Love 21 Foundation, a charity dedicated to improving the health and well-being of people with Down Syndrome, through nutrition and physical activity. That's at 1.30. After 2.30, we've tips on how to prepare for a marathon. ( 1:15pm-3pm,firstname.lastname@example.org)
Welcome to Fryday on Morning Brew. Join us in the 10.10 kitchen today with Chef Francis Myers, who’ll share his country cooking tips and answer all your burning questions on Facebook Live. At 11.40 we meet violinists Alexander Pavlovsky and Sergei Bresler from the world famous Jerusalem String Quartet. We’re off to the movies after 12 with reviewer James Marsh. This week: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, I Tonya, and Somewhere Beyond the Mist. (9:30am-1pm, ,email email@example.com )
On Monday's Backchat, one year of Donald Trump's presidency in the United States. What are the highs and lows and most memorable events of the past 12 months? How is the US doing under an outspoken leader who's never been far from controversy? And what about relations with China, and the rest of the world? Leave a message, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us on 23388266. After 9.20, the ocean racers come to town.
The US government is close to a shutdown unless the Senate can pass a temporary stopgap spending bill by midnight Friday. On Monday’s Money Talk we’ll review the latest business headlines from over the weekend with Alex Wong, Director of Asset Management at Ample Capital, and Andrew Freris, CEO of Ecognosis Advisory. RTHK’s international economics correspondent Barry Wood, who is usually in Washington D.C., joins us live in the studio. (8am-8.30am, email to email@example.com)
Once again we're in tax season and many of you are considering your tax payments for the year. One possibility is a tax loan. On this Saturday's Money Talk Xtra, from 8:30 am to 9:00 am on Radio 3, Peter Lewis investigates some of the options in the market here in Hong Kong. Jimmy Lam will speak to a listener who has some questions about his tax payments. In our investment segment, we’ll look at how the MPF scheme performed last year and how to make the right fund selection for 2018. If you would like us to help you with any financial advice, please do get touch. You can Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or take a look at our Facebook page – Money Talk Xtra on RTHK Radio 3. (Saturdays, 8.30am-9.00am)
Vintage Chart Toppers: This week we take the Hi's and the Lo's, a look at the harbour lights, a cheeky great pretender and the earliest recording ever featured on the show. (Sunday, 8.30am-9am)
To promote an opportunity to develop expressive talents in English, Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) Radio 3 joins hands with Hong Kong Free Press and PEN Hong Kong for the first time to co-organise the English writing competition “Hong Kong’s Top Story 2017”. From a record number of entries, the judges selected eight prize-winners in both Junior and Adult Categories, with two of them granted the “Most Creative Award”. An award presentation ceremony was held on 11 January at RTHK.
When Lee Siu-luen lost his job in 2015, he turned to St. Barnabas Society and Home, which provided him with free dinners and led him to reignite his passion for life. With the assistance of Foodlink and Operation Santa Claus, with a bit of creativity, the Society’s food recycling services turn surplus food into edible dishes for the communities in need. Now Siu-luen enjoys life as a retired man and gives back to the community by volunteering as a chef at the Society every Sunday!
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